Thomas Wafer

Thomas Wafer was from the Shannon area of Enniscorthy. He was apprenticed to cabinet makers, Kearney’s of Main Street, Enniscorthy, before moving to McDonagh’s in Galway. He set up his own business on the North Circular Road in Dublin, following his marriage. He was captain of E Company, 2nd Battalion Irish Volunteers and was the officer in charge of the detachment that escorted the lorry of arms from Fairview Park to the GPO on Easter Monday. He died from a sniper’s bullet while holding the Hibernian Bank in Sackville Street on 26th April. His brother Patrick fought in the GPO and escaped with the O’Rahilly.3